One of the critical instruments adopted by the AU to promote democracy and good governance in Africa is the ACDEG, which came into force in 2012.
In Zimbabwe, the issue of exorbitant nomination fees has sparked concerns about the exclusion of marginalized groups and their limited access to political representation
Elections lobby group, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) has reiterated its calls for a 50/50 gender parity across the divide to ensure women inclusion in all realms of economic, social and political activities.
In a message to commemorate the International Women’s Day running under the
Local election advocacy group, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) has implored youth to actively participate in the country’s electoral processes in line with the national Constitution.
In a message to commemorate the 21st February National Youth Day, ZESN called on youths to exercise their constitutional
The Zimbabwe Elections Support Network (ZESN) says ZEC should not attempt to use the 2007-2008 delimitation report as it is based on old data which is not reflective of the current voting patterns.
ZEC is at sixes and sevens to ensure that the delimitation report is
Election watchdog, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network says the delimitation report produced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) falls short of the required standards and there may be a need to redo the exercise since the formulae used, the manner the formulae were applied and
Aside from the incident, ZESN observers reported a generally tranquil and calm political environment in the Ward on polling day. In addition, the election saw quite a number of people being assisted to vote.
According to its preliminary report, ZESN said voter turnout was meagre in Gweru Municipality wards
The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) has expressed concern over the proposed changes to the gazetted Electoral Amendment Bill.
ZEC recently released the gazetted Bill which seeks to amend the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13].
Under the new propositions, the Act seeksto the remove the
ZanuPF further accused ZESN of planning to instigate violence should the results be different from what the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission will be having.